By Desiree Yang
We all know the age-old adage – never mix friendship with business. The Facebook success story provides a good illustration, what with the lawsuit that co-founder Eduardo Saverin filed against the Chairman and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, in an attempt to claim a share of the company based on his involvement during the development phase of Facebook on the crest of the social network’s astounding success.
But in contrast, the founders of (Brooklyn-based) Blue Marble Ice Cream are testament to the idea that it is, in fact, possible to be friends with your business partners. In an interview with BBC News earlier this year, the dynamic duo made no attempt to discount the challenges that they have faced in running the company together – instead, they shed considerable light on how they have managed to drive their business to where it is today.
So, if you’re toying with the idea of venturing into a startup with a friend(s), consider the following before diving in heart-first. (Read More Here!)